New Strategist Press editorial director Cheryl Russell reports on how the women of the baby boom generation paved the way for working women, and their experience in the workforce.
Demographer Javier Garcia-Manglano looks at the history of boomer women between the years 1944 and 1954. The women are broken into four types, consistently attached, increasingly attached, consistently detached, and increasingly detached to the labor force. About 27% of women that were married or were having children were increasingly attached to the labor force, while 21% were detached.
The Increasingly Attached are most likely to have ever married and to have had a first birth while in their early twenties. Among the four types, they are most likely to have a husband opposed to a wife working for pay (55%). Perhaps as a consequence, they have the highest divorce rate among the four groups (50%).